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ILR Online: Overhauling Immigration Laws: What Will Reform Mean for Labor, Business and Society?

Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00am

As a Senate vote on the immigration reform bill approaches, the debate about the impact of the new law on the economy and the broader society will intensify.

Among the tough questions facing policymakers: Is the proposed reform a step in the right direction for U.S.-born and immigrant workers and families? How will this new law satisfy the agreement achieved by business and labor on worker visas? What is the significance of a path to citizenship?

Lowell Turner, ILR School professor and director of ILR's Worker Institute, will open the program. Maria Figueroa, director of labor and policy research at ILR's Worker Institute will moderate the discussion, featuring both labor and business perspectives. 


Eliseo Medina, International Secretary Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Medina has been on of the most influential voices for the labor movement in the immigration reform debate.

Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Johnson regularly testifies before Congress and has gained national recognition as an expert on employment and immigration issues.

This webcast is free, however we ask that you register online,,  to receive a link to the webcast a day or two before the presentation.

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